Sports Medicine Physicians

Industry Areas

  • Employment Services
  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
  • Home Health Care Services

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.

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Overall Kind of Work*

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They...

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Work Environment*


Physicians and surgeons held about 708,300 jobs in 2014. Many physicians work in private offices or clinics, often with a small staff of nurses and administrative personnel. Some practice...

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Workweek Breakdown

The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.

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Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: High
People: High
Things: Medium

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: High
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: High
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: Medium
Math & Science Skills: High
Technology Design & Control: High
Leadership: High

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: High
Exposure to Job Hazards: Medium
Physical Activity: High
Decision Making: High
Repetitiveness: Low
Level of Competition: High
Time Pressure: Medium

Business Breakdown

The different sectors people in this career currently work in.

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  • 40.68% (Private For-Profit)
  • 25.59% (Private Not For-Profit)
  • 7.31% (State and Local Govt)
  • 4.00% (Federal Government)
  • 22.42% (Self-Employed)

This data also pertains to Sports Medicine Physicians

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